High quality training, with qualified trainers, is essential to good and safe progression. Our instructors are carefully selected, and encouraged to continue their own development in martial arts. CAMA instructors, who are responsible for running any training sessions, are required to hold a First Aid certificate and be CRB checked.

We train at St Bede's School, Cambridge on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and at Netherhall on Thursday evenings. Full details in "Class Times & Venues".

Morgan Alexander, instructorMorgan Alexander began training, with Julie, in self defence and Kali in 1997. She joined the Academy in 1999, and was awarded her JKD/Kali instructor qualification in September 2006. Morgan was awarded Instructor Level 2 in CAMA JKD-Kali-Silat 'Integrated Fighting Arts' in October 2009. Morgan also holds Moniteur status in Savate and Canne de Combat and brown belt in Doce Pares Eskrima.

Morgan competed in the World Canne de Combat Championships in 2004 (La Réunion), 2008 (Marburg, Germany), 2012 (St herbal, France) and 2016 (Varazdin, Croatia). Morgan has been a member of the GB national Savate team since 2006 and was a Bronze medallist in the 2012 and 2016 World Savate Assaut Championships and World Savate Combat Championships. She was also a Silver Medallist in the 2015 European Savate Assaut Championships. She also represented GB in the World Combat Games in 2013 (St Petersburg, Russia).


Tarquin Coles joined the Academy in 1997, after previously studying Karate for six years and having achieved his black belt in that discipline. He was the first member of the Academy to win a Sombo Wrestling black belt, when he became British Champion in the 90kg weight class in Bedford in 1998. Tarquin was awarded his CAMA Level I Grappling instructorship in July 2003. Although not teaching regularly at this time, Tarquin is often present at training sessions, and is a great training partner whether you are a beginner or an advanced student.